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greenday
18.02.02, 06:25
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Uranus also rotates retrograde, but on its side at a 90 degree angle.)

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.

Barbies full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

Adolph Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

Richard Milhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal."

The second? William Jefferson Clinton

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.

Almonds are members of the peach family.

"Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."

The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian seal for that reason.

The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

There is a seven-letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the,there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead."

Your skin is about one-twentieth of an inch thick. If you're an average adult, you have about 18 square feet of skin on your body.

One billion seconds from right now will be about 31.7 years down the road.

If you indulge in the process of erubescence, it merely means you're blushing. If you engage in saponification, you are busy making soap.

There are more than 7,1000 islands in the Philippines.

Star Wars creator George Lucas says he modeled the corrupt emperor in the famous trilogy after Richard Nixon.

The full name of the flamboyant pianist Liberace was Wladziu Valentino Liberace.

If you want to bum a quick 2.3 calories, melt an ice cube in your mouth.

Baseball's Montreal Expos were named after the 1967 World's Fair, Expo '67, held in Montreal.

Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dogs.

Charels Schulz never drew an adult in his Peanuts comic strip.

Entertainer Wayne Newton can trace his roots back to Pocahontas.

July 22 is the day set aside as National Rat-Catchers Day.

According to a survey, 10 percent of Americans claim they've seen a ghost; 25 percent say they believe in them.

The food with the most calories is lard, 902 calories per 100 grams.

Your hair grows about .00000001 miles per hour.

The brand name Ex Lax is an abbreviation of "Excellent Laxative".

A recent sruvey questioned U.S. high school students about their future. 21 percent said they wanted to be the president of the United States.

More 4- year olds believe in Santa Claus than any other age bracket.

Football's Washington Redskins were originally know as the Duluth Eskimos.

If you have time to count them, you will find about 175 sesame seeds on the bun of a McDonald's Big Mac.

The official Texas state seashell is the lightening whelk, found only in the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas's state gem is not oil. It is the Blue Topaz.

Heinz ketchup travels at a speed of 25 miles per year as it exits the bottle.

If you're planning a cab ride form New York City to Los Angeles CA, bring along about $9,100, which includes the tip.

A Tupperware party is held somewhere in the world every 2.7 seconds.

Prior to 1987 Mr. Potato Head had a pipe in his mouth. When anti-smoking organizations pressured the Hasbro company, the pipe was eliminated.

If you live in an average home, you have six pounds of pennies laying around.

Wheaties has twice as much sodium as a bowl of potato chips.

One hundred years ago the average American drank about 12 cans of soda per year. Today's average American drinks 556 cans of soda per year.

The three most hated foods in America are tofu, liver and yogurt.

A hamburger joint now stands in place of the house where Thomas Jefferson penned a large part of the Declaration of Independence.

1960's

John F. Kenedy died in Dallas' Parkland Hospital, November 22, 1963, 25 minutes after he was shot.

Bobby Unser, the winner of the 1968 Indy 500, averaged 152.9 mph during the race.

In 1960, the population of the United States was 179.3 million. Nealry 17 million of those folds lived in the state of New York. In 1900, 60 percent of Americans lived in rural areas: by 1960, that number had fallen to 37 percent.

In 1961, Meg Ryan and George Clooney were born.

Author Ernest Hemmingway committed suicide in 1961.

In 1965, Shania Twain's life was just getting started and statesman Winston Churchhill passes away at the age of 90.

In 1966, Canadian Olympic figure skater Kurt Browning was born. Also, creative genius Walt Disney died.

In 1967, "Pretty Woman" Julia Roberts joined the human race.

Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim entered the matrimonal state in 1965.

Traffic jams up to 20 miles long were common in the Bethel area during the week in August of Woodstock.

Some of the favorite television series in the 60's included "The Fugitive", "Lost In Space", "Lassie", "F-Troop", and "Bananza".

The number one rated television show for 1962-63 was "The Beverly Hillbillies".

Sesame Street premiered on television in November of 1969.

Football's first Super Bowl was held in 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where Green Bay beat Kansas City, 35-10.

The average American earned $7,844 in 1968.

A letter could be mailed for 5 cents, a loaf of bread purchased for 21 cents, and a gallon of gasoline for 24 cents.

Minimum wage in America, in 1966, was $1.60 an hour.

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton.

A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.

When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!

People Do Not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

Only 7% of the population are lefties.

Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.

The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

Eating breakfast cereals like "Fruity Pebbles" and "Cap'n Crunch Berries" will cause your stool to come out green.

Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.

About 20% of all adults in the US have or have had a cockroach that called their inner ear canal HOME. They enter while you sleep!

The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.

The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.

John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie".

Among the music catalogues that Michael Jackson owns the rights to is the South Carolina State anthem.

In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.

The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.

Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.

Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were seventh cousins.

The word "racecar", "kayak", and "radar" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.

You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan'.

All polar bears are left handed.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

No word in the English language rhymes with "month".

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, but dogs only have about ten.

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on TV; Fred and Wilma Flintstone

Coca-Cola was originally green.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% now get this...

The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

The youngest pope was 11 years old.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Those San Francisco Cable Cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades-King David; Hearts-Charlemagne; Clubs -Alexander the Great; Diamonds - Julius Caesar

111,111,111x111,111,111=12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

How about this ... The nursery rhyme "Ring around the Rosy" is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring around the Rosy..."), these sores would smell very bad, so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously) so that they would cover the smell of the sores (". a pocket full of posies"). People who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possibility of spreading the disease (" ashes, ashes, we all fall down!").

Conception occurs more often in December than any other month.

The difference between "60 Minutes" on CBS and every other TV Show is no theme song.

Most Boat owners name their boats. The most popular boat name requested is Obsession.

If you were to spell out numbers you would have to go to one thousand to find the letter "A."

Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.

What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic? He was allergic to carrots.

On Father's Day there are more collect calls than on any other day of the year.

Snooping in your medicine cabinet is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party.

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight,"

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.

In English pubs ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's,"

Jaan
18.02.02, 08:10
P2ris mitmed kordusid, aga oli p2ris huvitavaid p2rleid muidugi. Huvitav, et tulin just filmi vaatamast. SAin sealt yhe huvitava fakti teada, mida varasema 22 aasta jooksul pole t2hele pannud. Ja tund aega hiljem siis kordamise m6ttes loen seda siin.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

Filmis oli selle j2rel:
You better choose who you invite to your place. V6i midagi sellist.

Taavisan
13.03.02, 15:13
teate, öelge natuke lühemalt, ei viitsi kõike seda möllu ja värki läbi lugeda

greenday
18.03.02, 14:54
Orginally posted by Taavisan

teate, öelge natuke lühemalt, ei viitsi kõike seda möllu ja värki läbi lugedaÜtle mulle lühidalt kõikide Eesti internatsonaalide ees- ja perekonnanimed!:D